Prelim1_Coverage - BioG 1109 Prelim I Study Guide to help...

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BioG 1109 Prelim I Study Guide to help you prepare for the Prelim Prelim #1 covers FROM THE START OF THE SEMESTER through 18.14 (echinoderms and introduction to chordates). Refer to the Lecture Notes & ppt slides we have on Blackboard, and text book to master the following: 1. READ assigned Introductory Chapter Essays You WILL see questions from these on the prelim. 2. Know the levels of organization used in Biology [e.g. see Figure 1.1 in your text] Note the hierarchal organization of the levels 3. Know how to apply the proper use of each of the following terms that help to define the scope of biology. (For example, you may be given an example where you are asked which of these terms would be used to “define” the case presented) Biosphere Ecosystem o Abiotic components o Biotic components Community Populations Organism 4. Understand the application of Inductive Reasoning versus Deductive Reasoning What different Scientific Methods were presented in class (e.g. Hypothesis Testing, what else?) Know what they are and how they are practiced. What is a control & why is it used? What is the difference between a control group & a test group? 5. What is Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by Natural Selection ~ know how & why Descent with Modification and Natural Selection relate to this theory. 6. What is the difference between science and technology? Be able to identify an example of science versus technology. 7. A Phylogenetic Tree [cladogram] reflects what about evolution? 8. Outline of a generalized overview of organisms you need to know – be able to identify each by key characteristics and know their relationships to each other. Prokaryotes o Bacteria o Archaea Eukaya o Protista “Protista” (simplified for this level course) Protozoa Algae o Plantae 1
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BioG 1109 Prelim I o Fungi o Animalia 9. Know the definitions for , and when to use the following vocabulary used for Phylogenetic Systematics ~
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